Here's the news you've all been waiting to hear: You don't have to employ a designer to achieve a designer bathroom.
For those of you embarking upon a bathroom renovation project, style is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects, with a whole range of design trends to choose from. In this blog post, we'll be taking a look at some of the most popular bathroom trends and showing you the stunning bathrooms (sent in by our customers) which achieve them perfectly.
1. Wonderful wallpaper
Whilst tiles or bathroom wall panels are one of the most common wall coverings, wallpaper can look absolutely wonderful when used in a bathroom, cloakroom or ensuite, and is growing in popularity. When choosing your favourite design, it's crucial that you select a good [quality bathroom wallpaper](https://victoriaplum.com/browse/bathroom-and-kitchen-wallpaper, which is specially coated to deal with what is often a hot and humid environment. You should also make sure that you have good ventilation or an extractor fan to protect it. Alternatively, you can apply a coat of varnish to regular wallpaper to ensure that it doesn’t peel or become damaged.
Wallpaper allows you to apply textures and depth to your bathroom walls and achieve a style that you otherwise wouldn’t get with tiles. It also helps bring a touch of colour to your overall decor.
VictoriaPlum.com customer Tom from Wokingham uses a lovely black textured wallpaper with intricate printed flowers to create a beautiful feature wall in his cloakroom toilet.
2. Majestic monochrome
Black is an authoritative and powerful colour and will always remain an excellent choice for your bathroom. Mixing black units with lighter elements really makes your furniture stand out and creates a distinctive style in your bathroom. Contrasting black and white works really well in smaller bathrooms to create a dark and dramatic look.
Peter from London uses contrasting black tiles and white bathroom furniture excellently to achieve the monochrome look. We especially love the Harrison white freestanding bath as it looks really stylish, and it stands out really well next to the black wall tiles.
3. Streamlined and sleek
Some of the most stylish bathrooms are those that are the most efficiently designed. It’s a great idea to make the most of the available space in your bathroom with cutting-edge design that not only looks great but adds lots of functionality. Furniture units that combine multiple elements such as storage, a basin and toilet make your bathroom look larger by freeing up more floor space.
Irene from Lowestoft uses a furniture combination unit that fits the width of her bathroom perfectly. The unit looks great because it elegantly conceals her toilet cistern and basin pipes. Irene has managed to fit a large amount of bathroom furniture into a small space without creating a cluttered bathroom.
4. Raw wood
Exposed wood is coming back into fashion. In your bathroom, you should embrace the natural beauty of wood when choosing furniture, flooring or even walls. A raw wooden feature such as a wooden cabinet creates a lovely focal point in your bathroom. The wood grains and textures create a different feel and look while adding a touch of the outdoors.
Jacqueline from Cumbria shows how lovely an exposed wooden beam can look in her bathroom. The beam adds a rustic weathered style and adds a lot of character to her bathroom.
5. The classic Victorian
Period style bathroom furniture is very on trend at the moment and can add a touch of class to your elegant bathroom. A freestanding bath is the very height of luxury and takes a Victorian style bathroom to the next level. Classic white traditional furniture helps complete the look with extras such as chrome taps and finishes. By re-using existing features of a room such as bare floorboards or exposed brickwork you can really help enhance your overall design.
Jez from Portsmouth showcases an elegant roll tap bath in his classic Victorian style bathroom. We love the finishing touches such as the old print poster that really helps transport us back in time.
These amazing designs, sent to us by VictoriaPlum.com customers, show that anybody can create an on-trend bathroom without having to be an interior designer. It’s important to think about how much space you have and plan what furniture you can fit into it. From there you can choose your style and design your perfect bathroom.
All of the bathroom suites and furniture in these photos have been purchased from VictoriaPlum.com, so it just goes to show you don’t have to break the bank to achieve your dream bathroom. Why not check out the stunning range of bathroom suite collections available today?